National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway (IE)_• EireComposites Teoranta, Spiddal,_ (2008) Composite articles comprising in-situ-polymerisable thermoplastic material and processes for their construction. [Patent]
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A process for the manufacture of a composite article is described wherein the process comprises the steps of (i) providing on a tool (22) a fibrous material (14) having associated therewith in at least one region thereof an in-situ polymerisable non- fibrous form of a thermoplastic material; (ii) applying heat and a vacuum to said material; and additionally (iii) drawing into the fibrous material, from a source external to the tool, additional thermoplastic pre-polymer material. The process described is particularly useful for the manufacture of a large composite structure such as thermoplastic composite wind turbine blade, for example.
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Computing & Engineering|
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Engineering Research Institute|
Engineering Research Institute > Engineering Composites
|Deposited By:||Dr Edward Archer|
|Deposited On:||21 Jan 2010 11:41|
|Last Modified:||18 Aug 2011 11:07|
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